- Police in China were forced to rescue a one-year-old child from a car on May 16
- The parents had left the baby sleeping while they went out shopping
- It’s thought that the child had been in the vehicle for some 40 minutes
- The parents have been criticised on social media for their behaviour
Sophie Williams For Mailonline
This is the shocking moment police are forced to break through the window of a car in order to rescue a one-year-old child in China.
The toddler had been left alone in the vehicle for 40 minutes by its parents in Dongguan, China on May 16 while the pair went shopping.
According to reports, passersby were alerted to the child after it woke up and started crying out for its parents.
Police officers kicked through the window of the vehicle to save the one-year-old
The child was removed from the vehicle after 40 minutes and was said to be covered in sweat
According to reports, the parents of the child left their baby inside the car as it was sleeping at the time.
They decided to go to the nearby shopping mall to buy things, leaving the child behind.
However the toddler woke up while they were gone and started crying out for its parents.
Passersby noticed the child and alerted police.
The officer kicked through the window of the car’s doors in order to gain access to the child
Many people on Chinese social media have criticised the parents for leaving the child
The toddler had been inside the car for around 40 minutes.
Police attended the scene and broke the windows of the vehicle in order to rescue the child. It was dripping in sweat.
Many people have criticised the parents actions on social media site Weibo.
One user said: ‘Such people do not deserve to be parents.’
While another wrote: ‘This is irresponsible behaviour.’
And one user commented: ‘This has happened many times recently.’